Global POS shipments are expected to reach 270 million units by 2025 with a CAGR of 19%, according to Counterpoint Research.
Global point-of-sale device (POS) shipments are expected to reach 270 million units by 2025 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19%, according to Counterpoint Technology Market Research’s latest Global POS Market Tracker and Forecast.
COVID-19 did have a negative impact on the global POS market as most of the retail shops were closed due to lockdowns in 2020. The hospitality sector witnessed a steep decline in shipments due to curbs on outdoor travel across the world during the pandemic. However, healthcare, warehouse and related O2O commerce saw rising POS shipments to ensure better patient and inventory management. Further, rising consumer awareness on cashless transactions, favorable government policies, and technological advancements are invigorating the POS terminals market with newer form factors and capabilities.
Commenting on the market dynamics and competitive environment, Vice President, Research, Neil Shah noted, “Chinese players are dominating the global POS market with 8 of the top 10 vendors hailing from China. However, all major regions are focussing on creating local POS supply chains. At the same time, we expect Chinese brands to increase their international presence to avoid losing market share due to the home market becoming mature. We believe the market is quite fragmented today but will see more consolidation over the next couple of years. Pax, New POS and Ingenico continue to lead the market in terms of shipment volumes.”
* Represents shipments for Ingenico brand only, Worldline group is tracked separately
Commenting on the future landscape, Research Analyst Soumen Mandal noted, “China dominates the global POS market and its market is fast becoming mature. Going forward, India will become the fastest-growing market (+38% CAGR) driven by the digital transformation of retail and rising consumer preference for online transactions. The rapid urbanization, globalization of employment and rising travel will foster the development of the POS market in hospitality segments. However, retail will be able to hold its top position in this market based on strong performance across India and Latin America. The rising use of POS terminals in the transportation, government, education, banking and ride-hailing sectors is expected to open new application areas.”
*Notes: NAM – North America, LATAM – Latin America, MEA – Middle East Africa, RoW – Rest of World